Golden Globes 2016: Top Red Carpet Trends

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This year’s Golden Globes trends ranged from mustard to matronly, caped looks to understated white and even combinations of more than one. Which starlets nailed the trends and which need to make better life decisions? Check out the best and worst dressed stars from the 2016 Golden Globes below:

Capes

 

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Regina King

There was too much going on in Regina King’s look. She’s giving us gold sequins, statement shoes and what must have been a last minute attempt to add drama in the version of a thin cape. Her hair and earrings look good, she probably would have been fine if she’d stopped with just the dress.

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan is simple but sweet in an Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane gown. She’s kind of giving me Shakesperean bride vibes.

 

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Taraji P Henson

Taraji P. Henson came to win in this white Stella McCartney dress and cape!  The Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama winner nailed it by keeping her white looks understated, something her Empire character would NEVER do.

 

White

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Lily James

Lily James in Marchesa is almost like the naked dress without actually being naked. How she manages to cover up her goodies in this sheer fabric I don’t know, but I like!

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Laverne Cox

I always say there’s a select few of us who can wear white like no other and Laverne Cox proves she’s part of the crowd in this Elizabeth Kennedy stunner. Once again she’s added accents with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and nailed it!

 

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Jane Fonda

Even though she’s one of the oldest actresses in attendance Jane Fonda’s Yves Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress, perfectly fuses trendy and age appropriate without bordering on matronly.  Perhaps she could give a few tips to the younger stars?

Matronly

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Eva Longoria

I always thought Eva Longoria could do no wrong until I saw this look. The Telenovela star was serving Mexican matron realness in her Georges Hobelka gown. White was right but that floral detail at the hip was BEYOND unnecessary. The twin keyholes at her neck would have been just fine had it not been for the floral trim also around her neck. How she couldn’t find ANYTHING better is beyond me.

 

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Viola Davis

Viola Davis in Marchesa is off.  She’s done better, and I wish she would have given more thought to the color of this dress, and it’s cut. Perhaps a silver dress with exposed arms would have served her well?

 

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Bryce Dallas Howard

Maybe it was part of her point about not being able to find a decent dress once you hit a size 6, but Bryce Dallas Howard surely should have  tried harder. Her Jenny Packham dress makes it look like she’s trying to hide something – flabby arms, a post baby belly, leg scars or all of the above?

 

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba looks like a proud Nigerian mom who doesn’t get out much but found a forgiving dress and affordable wig for her daughter’s sweet sixteen.

 

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Corinne Foxx

I didn’t realize you could channel Mother of the Bride under 30 but still look nice.  Corinne Foxx – aka Miss Golden Globes 2016 – managed to make this look a bit sexy with a nudish hue and deep V neck. It’s a nice mix between, “I’m out with my dad” and “I want to look hot”. She could potentially be a guest at the Shakesperean wedding Soairse Ronan is hosting but I’ll take it!

 

 

 

Mustard

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Lola Kirke

Possibly the most overlooked red carpet appearance, Lola Kirke is killing it in Monique L’hullier, for a first-timer that is. Her pearl accented sandals are different and red accessories are  ideal – but why didn’t she paint her nails to match her feet? If I could change only one thing I’d make her put more effort into her hair – old Hollywood waves or a chignon would have made her a Best Dressed contender.

 

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_America Ferrera

America Ferrara isn’t quite rocking mustard, but this bright yellow Jenny Packham dress looks okay with her complexion. She clearly got the memo that red lips are the way to go when wearing yellow!

 

Golden Globes 2016 Red Carpet_Jennifer Lopez

 

Always topping the best dressed list of whatever award show she attends, Jennifer Lopez is #glamourgoals in Giambattista Valli!

 

I’m picking J.Lo, Taraji P. Henson and Laverne Cox as my best dressed, who were your favorites? Let me know in the comments section.

Esta Fiesta is a Brooklyn based blogger with a love of music and finding new shoes. When she's not watching a movie or testing out new hair products she can be found doing Pilates - but only so she can eat from the waffle truck of course! Follow her Tweets at @ItsEstaFiesta